Anyone Going to Grillstock 2016 in Bristol

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by smokewood, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Just wondering if anyone is going to Grillstock this year?
     
  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi James. Yes I am going for the whole weekend. I got some Early Bird Pit Crew tickets a few months ago. Are you going?
     
  3. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will not be going :-(
     
  4. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The music and atmosphere were good last year but some of the catering stands were very disappointing - several were no better than mass produced pub food. 


     
  5. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Yes I am going for whole weekend also.  I will have to book a hotel before everything sells out, I think the Ibis is the nearest hotel.  There is not much information on the location of the event, I think the nearest train station is going to be Bristol Temple Meads.  

    I am thinking of coming down on Friday morning but not sure if to travel back early evening on the Sunday or travel on the Monday, what time does everything finish on the Sunday?
     
  6. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes the Ibis is the nearest hotel (0.2 miles), but we stayed in the Radison Blu last year (0.3 miles). It was quiet, very convenient for the event and from our room you could see the Grillstock stage in the distance. It was just a 5 minute walk along the Water Front. The walk from Temple Meads station to the hotel is only 0.9 miles and did not take us long.

    The event itself does not really start unto 6 or 7 pm on the Friday so I am not sure if it is worth getting there much earlier than that. We had to leave mid day Sunday and so we didn't see what it was like Sunday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon though it was a zoo - wall  to wall people. Take a folding chair as there are limited places to sit and also some foam ear plugs as the music can get quite loud - I am not showing my age again am I [​IMG]  
     
  7. Anybody know what the band lineup is for both days?
     
  8. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have not seen the list. They may not have finalised it yet.
     
  9. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    The Stranglers are playing on Sunday which should be good, and will take me back to 1977, not sure on the Saturday though.
     
  10. Cheers - was thinking about just going to one day, The Stranglers make Sunday the day of choice so far.
     

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